Dr Hussey is a Professor in Physiotherapy in the School of Medicine and Vice President for Global Relations at Trinity College Dublin. She received her MSc from King's College London and her PhD from Trinity College Dublin. She has been in Trinity College Dublin since 1992 and served as Head of the Discipline of Physiotherapy for 11 years. She was elected to fellowship in 2011. Her research focuses on evaluating exercise interventions aimed at increasing physical performance in patients undergoing treatment for cancer. She has supervised 30 postgraduate students to completion and has published over 75 papers.